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Home Buying in Joshua Tree : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 15, 2015
Brent Geery answered:
Just means the police went to the location to serve a search or arrest warrant. Lots of people blow off a traffic ticket, for example, and end up with a Sheriff deputy at the door. There is also search warrants served on drug and theft suspects. ... more
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
JR Thrasher answered:
Talk to a real estate agent, they will have the resources to find what you are looking for,

J.R. Thrasher
(619) 929-0105 ... more
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
Arlene Spring answered:
Tue Aug 13, 2013
Chris Breen answered:
I did find three properties currently for sale in Joshua Tree with pools, although one is an above ground pool so that doesn't really count. Would you like me to send you the listings?
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
It's kinda like pulling hens teeth. MH parks tend to raise rents whence new tenants come about. The only way you could possibly negotiate a rent/lease is by taking advantage of the longest term lease they offer as a rule. ... more
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Kimberly answered:
We have a water hauling business, JT Transport, and our tank capacity is 2000 gallons. We're competitively priced at $110 per load, and our water is certified potable. Let us know if we can help: ... more
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
tweetinleah answered:
So say a house on Avenida La Manana goes for sale, which we are being told might sell for 90,000 or so now. We might be able to get more once school is open? When would it be good time to list it? 3 bedroom 2 bath house. Thanks for any replies, have no ideas how all of this works. ... more
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Wayne Stamm answered:
In todays market homes are rarely selling for anywhere near the amount owed to the lenders, that is why they are in the foreclosure process or an alternative, the short sale process where the lenders will agree to a price well below what is owed in order to recover as much money as they can. Many properties in the hi desert areas of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and 29 Palms are selling for 50% or less of what had been owed on them. The lenders prefer the "Short Sale" process to a foreclosure because they recover 15 to 30 % more than if they foreclose and sell them as bank owned. Plus with most short sales they still have an ocupant in the property to keep it secure during the process. Most Realtors have access to comparable sales information to give you a ballpark idea of what a property might sell for. If you provide us with an address or an assessors parcel number A.P.N. # OR AN m.l.s. number if the property is being advertised we can help you determine what the property is likely worth, tempered by its condition. Short sales can take some time to complete especially if there are more than one lender involved or if a mortgage insurer or a federal agency is involved i.e. Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae that need to approve the deal. Hope this helps, Wayne Stamm, West Coast Realty & Assoc. (760) 887-3997 ... more
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Wayne Stamm answered:
There could be different answers to your question depending upon whether the tenants have a valid lease or rental agreement in place. Most rental / lease agreements have provisions allowing the owners access to the property with proper notice, ususally at least 24 hours notice for maintenance or showing. Is the current owner a private party or a bank or lender ? The tenants in California have more rights than their landlords in many cases and there is a process of giving notice to the tenants, i.e. a 3 day notice to pay rent and or quit, followed by an eviction process if the tenants do not pay or make arrangements with the owner. Depending upon the owner and their intentions the eviction process could take some time and cost $800 or more if contested. Are you buying the property to use as a rental or to live in ? Are you represented by a Realtor in the transaction ? Members of the Calif. Assn. of Realtors have access to legal advice thru the Association when questions like these arise. These comments are not intended to be legal advice but rather observations to assist you. Wayne Stamm, West Coast Realty & Assoc. (760) 887-3997 ... more
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Devona Garrigus answered:
Is this water tank for a residential home? Or for another type of use?
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
Hard money lenders are also called "equity" lenders. They only loan when you have a large down payment and their loan is very secure.
If you borrow money for a down payment, it has to be reported to the mortgage lender. They don't want any surprises with your debt or credit. ... more
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
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